Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For Your Entertainment

I went to the movies last week with one of my friends. For a few unimportant reasons, we went to see a movie we both didn't really care to see.

The movie was so bad, I didn't mind getting up to go to the bathroom. I actually welcomed the break ;o) I walked out of the movie, and straight into the bathroom. At first, I was the only one in there, but then in the next stall over, I heard this sweet little girl say, "Daddy, you go first." and he said, "No honey, you go ahead and go." And then she followed with, "No Daddy, I want you to go first." I don't know about you, but on numerous occasions, I have been witness to some really rude parent/child public bathroom breaks.

I was honestly quite taken by the sweet interaction that was taking place in the next stall over. So much so, that I was blinded by the fact that this little girl's dad chose the women's restroom, instead of assisting her in the men's.  It didn't bother me that much, but I did think it was kind of strange.

As I was washing my hands, the father/daughter duo emerged from the stall. Our eyes caught each others, and I quickly looked away. Actually seeing the man made it that much more peculiar. I tried to tell myself, "to each his own, and there's no harm done, so whatever." I turned around to dry my hands, and out of the corner of my right eye, I saw an entire row of urinals. I can't quite explain the horror I felt in that moment. I was the idiot. I was the one who was in the wrong place. I didn't look back. I just got out of there as fast as I could.

As if seeing the urinals was not proof enough that it was indeed, the men's bathroom, I just had to look on my way out to make sure.  And yes, the man was there on the wall, staring back at me!!

I was laughing so hard I was crying, and couldn't go back into the movie. I couldn't stop thinking of what he must have been thinking of me. Once I contained myself, I rejoined my friend. One look at her, and I burst back into laughter, and had to leave again. I got myself together for the third time, went back in, and she said, "What's so funny?" Staring straight ahead at the I can't believe I paid $10.25 for this terrible movie, I said, "I can't look at you!"

We ended up leaving mid movie, and had a good laugh about it after. It's no big deal, but I am one week out, and I still can't stop laughing about it ;o)


  1. THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!! I had to read your post to my husband. I couldn't get through reading to him without busting out laughing!!! That is so funny!!!!

  2. Oh god, that really made me laugh out loud. I wonder what he's writing on his blog or telling the guys at work! Thanks for the laugh of the day.


  3. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I was thinking the same thing too, I had to re-read that line a couple of times thinking "did she just write she heard a DAD and his daughter?" I'm pointing at you and laughing AT you!!! Jen, you're too funny!!! Thank you for always keeping your honest, funny self on this blog!!! Love you.

  4. Classic. I love it! Thanks for the laugh! :)

  5. Oh wow - So funny, so funny, so funny, so funny! I can just picture you!

  6. We'll see if David shares this one at the office?
    Thank you for the laugh!

  7. I want to go to the movies with you! Love it!